Botan Osman

Restrata to relocate North Sea Incident Management Centre to new premises

Safety and Security Consultancy firm Restrata is to relocate their Incident Management Centre (IMC) and office to new premises at Provender House, Waterloo Quay Aberdeen. Speaking of the move, Managing Director, Botan Osman explained: “The…

Coretrax Secures Multi Million Pound Contract with Maersk

Engineering services company Coretrax, has been awarded a multi-million pound abandonment contract with Maersk Oil. The contract is for Maersk Oil’s well abandonment campaign in the Central North Sea and Coretrax will provide wellbore abandonment…

Jim Steele, head of business development at Arnlea

Software specialist Arnlea lands contracts with operators

Arnlea, an oil and gas asset management software business, has secured contracts with two North Sea operators. Aberdeen-based Arnlea has signed an agreement with Chevron for the deployment of Intrinsix Ex, Arnlea’s mobile software inspection…

Martin Anderson joins the LUX Assure board as a non-executive director

LUX Assure welcomes new non-executive director to its board

Oil and gas asset integrity and corrosion management firm, LUX Assure, has appointed a new non-executive director to its board. Martin Anderson, director at Kinstair Consultants, brings over 34 years’ oil and gas knowledge to…

Picture courtesy Viking Seatech

Acteon Group buys Viking Seatech from Actuant Corporation for £9.3m

Global subsea services business Acteon Group is to purchase Viking Seatech, a provider of temporary and permanent mooring services, from Actuant Corporation for approximately £9.3 million. Acteon has also agreed to sell Mirage Machines, a…

Shell, Helix Well Ops and ALTUS Intervention collecting the 2016 ICoTA European Chapter Innovation Award

ICoTA Europe seeking innovative well intervention technologies for top award

The prestigious ICoTA European Chapter Innovation Award is open for entries and will recognise a service company or operator for the application of technological innovation in the area of well intervention. Judged by the ICoTA…

Two subsea mid water arches weighing around 100 tonnes each

Aberdeen Harbour supports Maersk Oil decommissioning campaign

Two subsea mid water arches weighing around 100 tonnes each are just some of the items that have been landed at Aberdeen Harbour as the port supports Maersk Oil’s decommissioning campaign for the James, Janice,…

Moog Electro-Hydraulic Product Range

J2 Subsea signs new distribution agreement with Moog Industrial Group

Aberdeen-based J2 Subsea, ROV and survey tools rental and sale specialist, has secured a new distribution agreement with Moog, a global industry-leading designer and manufacturer of control systems and components, enhancing J2 Subsea’s offering to…

Wood Group Aberdeen

Amec Foster Wheeler must sell upstream companies to help £2.2b Wood Group deal

Amec Foster Wheeler Plc has proposed the sale of almost all of its upstream offshore oil and gas servicing assets in order to satisfy the UK's Competition And Markets Authority (CMA) before being bought by…

Enrico Salardi

Xodus appoints new director to drive decommissioning strategy

Xodus Group has appointed Enrico Salardi as its decommissioning director to lead the company’s decom division which was formed in 2015. Mr Salardi has more than 20 years’ experience in the management of oil and…

EOWDC suction bucket foundations

Peterhead Port awarded major offshore wind contract

Peterhead Port Authority is set to support the start of offshore construction work for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) after signing an agreement to harbour the game-changing suction bucket jacket foundations for the…

(L to R) Phil Milton, CEO of Well-Safe Solutions and Mark Patterson, executive director of Well-Safe Solutions

Newly launched decom company makes first acquisition and appoints CEO

A major new entrant to North Sea decommissioning, launched last week, has made its first acquisition. Well-Safe Solutions, a specialist well abandonment company, has acquired Intervention Project Management (IPM) for an undisclosed sum. IPM’s founder…

Left, Mark Stephen, chief operating officer at NXG Drilling Services and Rod Coffey, chief executive officer at NXG Drilling Services.

Jobs boost as NXG Drilling Services expands with move to larger operations

NXG Drilling Services has invested more than £2m in two new North-east operations to cope with increased demand for its tools and equipment solutions. The business, launched at the start of 2017, has moved from…

Cygnus Bravo

ENGIE E&P UK reports first gas from Cygnus Bravo

First gas has been exported from Cygnus Bravo, the satellite wellhead platform in the Southern North Sea’s Cygnus development, operated by ENGIE E&P UK Limited. On the morning of Tuesday 2nd August first gas from…

Louise Urquhart

New director appointment at Aiken Group

Aberdeen-based Aiken Group has appointed a new director as the company continues to target growth via diversification. After a decade of employment with the company, Louise Urquhart has been named Director of Supply Chain, a…

Rory Deans

Sentinel Marine wins over £26m of business in 2017

Sentinel Marine has secured two new contracts bringing the Aberdeen-headquartered firm’s contract wins to a total of £26.4 million since January this year. The latest contract wins will provide continued employment for 72 seafarers in…

Mark Patterson

New decom company targets £200m investment and to create 400 new jobs

A major new entrant to the North Sea decommissioning sector has been set up by a group of oil industry stalwarts - including Alasdair Locke, Mark Patterson, and Paul Warwick - and will provide a…

The massive pressure test vessel crosses the 137 year-old Victoria Bridge in Torry

420 tonne load crosses 137 year-old Aberdeen bridge

History was made on the streets of Aberdeen this week with the movement of a massive pressure test vessel from Aberdeen harbour to the new Balmoral Subsea Test Centre on Wellington Road. The vessel itself…

Paul Wheelhouse

Next Generation Given Reference Material to Avoid Accidents like Piper Alpha

Lord Cullen, the author of the seminal Cullen Report following the Piper Alpha tragedy, has welcomed the launch of a valuable oil and gas resource which will help prevent incidents offshore and provide valuable reference…

Expro secures 'substantial' Maersk Oil contract

Expro secures ‘substantial’ Maersk Oil contract

Oilfield services company, Expro, has been awarded a substantial contract from global oil and gas company Maersk Oil for the provision of subsea and well test services on two offshore units in the North Sea.…

Alex Fyfe, managing director at OilMac

OilMac launches new Port of Dundee facility

Aberdeenshire-based Oilfield Machinery Ltd (OilMac) has launched a new facility at the Port of Dundee, which is currently being developed by Forth Ports at a cost of £10million. OilMac, which buys and sells redundant and…

Kiloh Mackintosh and Benjamin Ogalde-gallardo (Initiative Participants), Ray Riddoch (Nexen UK MD and VP - Europe), Mark Williams & Hannah Clews (StreetSport), and Cath Liebnitz (Falck UK)

Safety training firm helping to train talent of tomorrow

A safety training firm has played host to a group of youngsters participating in a specialist employability programme, highlighting the importance of training future talent. Falck Safety Services UK welcomed the group of 16-19 year-olds…

Neil Armstrong

Merlin ERD engineers scoop drilling awards

Two engineers from Merlin ERD have won Drilling Engineering Awards from The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) in separate regions. Neil Armstrong, Engineering Manager, overcame stiff competition to win the highly coveted North Sea regional…

Mick Borwell

Key report shows safety further improving in UK offshore oil and gas

The latest annual health and safety data published for the UK offshore oil and gas industry signals a continued trend of improving performance despite 2016 being a challenging year, says Oil & Gas UK. The…

Murray Kerr

Subsea engineering firm SengS nets £1.6million worth of contracts

A north-east engineering services firm, acquired by a private-equity backed manufacturer last year, has continued to build upon recent momentum with the announcement of new contracts worth £1.6million. SengS, part of the Pryme Group, will…

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